DragonFly 5.0 released!

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 08:59:34 PDT 2017

On 17/10/2017, Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:09:23 -0400, you wrote:
>>Who cares? Why are we even talking about stupid proprietary NVidia crap
>>on DF mailing lists at the moment of release of the most advanced file
>>system on the face of the planet?
> We are talking about it because a prospective new Dragonfly user asked
> if it would support his hardware.
> We are talking about it because as exciting as the new file system is,
> not to mention all the other hardwork done to make a bunch of other
> improvements to Dragonfly, all of that does no good to a user who
> can't run Dragonfly.
> By being polite and courteous, and ensuring correct information is
> available, there is the possibility that someone might decide to use
> their time to improve the experience of those of us who do have NVIDIA
> hardware by either porting Nouveau or the binary driver.
> Almost all open source projects need more contributors, and I doubt
> Dragonfly is the exception.  By being polite and courteous, and
> respecting other peoples opinions or choices (ie. not calling it
> "stupid") you help to make Dragonfly a more welcoming destination for
> someone who wants to contribute to an open source project, whether it
> be dealing with the NVIDIA hardware issue or other areas that likely
> could use help like writing documentation, testing, helping to port
> packages, etc.

Thank you for that.

I think that you said it all, quite well.

Bret Busby
West Australia


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 you'll know what the answer means."
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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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